Posts Tagged ‘1869’

June 8

Issuing from the United States Patent Office on this day in 1869 was Letters Patent No. 91,175, entitled Improvement in Machinery for Sewing Books, in which the inventor stated: “Be it known that I, David McConnell Smyth, of Orange, in the County of Essex, and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful [...]

March 12

“There is no such thing nor can there be such a thing as ‘the ideal book.’” So began an essay on the ideal book, written by Porter Garnett, of the School of Printing at Carnegie Institute of Technology and founder of the Laboratory Press. He was born on March 12, 1869 in San Francisco. After [...]